THE HILL AND WOOD
Led by songwriter, Sam Bush, The Hill and Wood has been one of Virginia's most critically adored new-fangled bands since 2011. While the project has continued to evolve over the years - shifting its once folk-pop roots into a more multifaceted and stratified sound - its foundation continues to rest on good songwriting, strong melodies and the soaring harmonies of Juliana Daugherty. The music has been compared to Wilco, Andrew Bird, Belle and Sebastian and Sharon Van Etten, although Bush makes no prseomise to remind you of any of those people.
Sam Moss is a Boston based songwriter and string player. His work rambles through various offshoots of Americana, from original and interpreted folk songs, to pastoral and occasionally jagged instrumental guitar. He is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Marble House Project, and his work has been featured in NPR, Paste, and Daytrotter, among others.
"she is likely one of the most refined and elegant songwriters in all of neo-folkdom. A brilliant idiosyncratic guitarist, a witty and wise lyricist, an imaginative melody writer with a powerful voice; her dark and introspective tunes are utterly captivating, sorta like an earthier Kate Bush. Watch her spellbind the room." -Village Voice